If one were to attempt to put an overall label on the season thus far for the Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps “soap opera” would be most fitting. Cluster[expletive] may also be an apt description, but I only chose to use that profane label because I just finished watching the video of Kobe Bryant in which he drops “mother[expletive]” and it got me in the mood for some f-bomb action.
Kobe was in a jovial mood — perhaps more than he should have been — following the Lakers’ narrow escape on Tuesday night when the team edged the New Orleans Hornets by a score of 111-106. The reason it is suggested that Kobe perhaps shouldn’t have been in such high spirits is in light of the fact that the Lakers had to hold on despite leading by 18 midway through the fourth quarter.
Be that as it may, a talkative and affable Kobe Bryant was what resulted and was on full display in the team’s postgame locker room.
In his last three games — all Lakers wins, it is worth noting — Kobe has become much more of a ...